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Obituaries May 28 publication

Posted on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 11:45 am

Douglas R. Edwards

Douglas Raymond “Ray” Edwards, 68, formerly of Louisa, died Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Crisp Regional Hospital.

He is preceded in death by his father, Austin Wert Edwards Jr.

Ray was retired from mobile home manufacturing maintenance. He was a United States Navy veteran serving during the Vietnam War and was a member of the Pitts Church of God.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Statham Edwards of Cordele; his sons, Jason (Donyna) Edwards of Superior, Colorado, and Jimmy Edwards of Macon, Georgia; his mother, Lois (Tom) Nelson of Richmond, Virginia; his stepsons, Stanley (Kim) Stephens of Cordele, Georgia, and Stacy (Rachel) Stephens of Hawkinsville,
Georgia; his brother, Mark (Ronda) Edwards of Bumpass, Virginia; his sisters, Ann (Steve) Larson of Greenville, North Carolina, and Faye (Earl) Clough of Louisa, Virginia; and seven grandchildren.

Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 22, 2015 at Dorough Cemetery, Cordele, Georgia.

Arrangements were made by Hughes and Wright Funeral Home, Cordele, Georgia.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at


Michael F. Fox

Michael Franklin Fox, 63, of Louisa, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at his home.

Survivors include his loving wife of 40 years, Hazel Elaine Fox; his son, Michael Christopher Fox of Louisa; his daughters, Angel Bumgarner (Mark) of Cuckoo, Tiffany Lynn of Louisa and Heather Drymond (Dylan) of Louisa; his sisters, Melodye Fuller of Ashland, Kathy Franck of Richmond, Bridgett Austin of Ashland, Jackie York (Anthony) of King William and Alice Pleasants of Ashland; 12 grandchildren, J. D., Cody, Drew, Taylor, Cullen, Faith, Hope, Gabie, Samuel, Savanah, Elijah and Kenze.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert F. and Darlene Elkins Fox; his brother, Bobby Fox; his sister, Paula Fox; and his grandson, Alex.

Services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are being made by Woodward Funeral Home, Lousia.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at


Annie N. Jernigan

Annie Nicholas Jernigan, 81, of Bumpass, Virginia, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Henrico Doctor’s Hospital.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Eva Stanley; two husbands, Mathew Branch Nicholas Jr. and Danny B. Jernigan; a son, Mathew Branch Nicholas III; and her brothers, Andrew, Clyde and Billy Stanley.

She is survived by her sons, Gary Nicholas (Debbie) and Ronnie Nicholas(Penny); three grandchildren, Crystal, Brooke and Austin Nicholas; her brother, Keith Stanley(Janet); two sisters, Ellen Joyce Wright(Jack) and Carolyn Hunter; sisters-in-law, Ellen Marie Stanley and Dell Stanley; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends whom she loved dearly.

A funeral service will be officiated by Pastor Bruce Cole at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 28 at Hopeful Baptist Church, Montpelier. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Arrangements are being made by Lacy Funeral Home, Mineral.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at


Jimmie B. Johnson

Deacon Jimmie Broadus Johnson, 79, of Kents Store, Virginia, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015 at his residence.

He was born June 3, 1935 to the late Thomas and Daisy F. Johnson. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Charlie, George, Lewis and Willie Johnson.

He leaves to “hold dear” memories of his life, his wife of 59 years, Annie P; his children, Percy (Denise), June Athy(Calvin) of Kents Store, Virginia, and Vanessa Scott (Zachary) of Marshall, Virginia; his grandchildren, Kendra Ellis (Jamar), Aysha Scott, Darris Johnson, Tyjuan Lee and Aaron Athy; his great-grandchildren, Johaun and Korryn Ellis; his siblings; Shirley Burton, Thelma Jackson (Fred) and Mable Smith of Virginia, Dorothy Braxton, Kathleen Johnson, Clistine Johnson, Thomas C. (Ruth) of Maryland and John (Lisa) of Washington, D.C.; his brother-in-law, George (Cornelia) Price of Virginia; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A public viewing will be from 12 until 7 p.m. on Friday, May 29, 2015 at Thomasson Watson Funeral Chapel.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at County Line Baptist Church, 4070 County Line Road, Kents Store. A viewing will be held from 11 a.m. until beginning of service. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Arrangements are being made by Thomasson Watson Funeral Service, Inc., Louisa. C

Online condolences may be offered to the family at


George L. Poindexter Sr.

George Lee Poindexter Sr. was called to rest on Monday, May 18, 2015 at his home in Gordonsville, Virginia after a long battle of illness.

He received his education in Louisa County Public Schools. George accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and was re-baptized in 2006. George was a member of First Baptist Church and was in the choir for a number of years.

He worked at Virginia Power in Mineral for 18 years and was a dedicated employee. He also worked other places in Louisa County as well as in Charlottesville at the Omni Hotel and gas stations. He later moved to Texas with his daughter Melissa and her friend and worked at Walmart in Cibolo, Texas.

His favorite thing to do was drink coffee, travel and watch sports. His favorite sport was football, and if you knew him, then you knew his team was the Indianapolis Colts.

George was preceded in death by his father, Charlie Blount Poindexter; his mother, Dorothy Lucille Thomas Poindexter; his sister, Evangelist Marian Ann Buckner; and great-aunt, Elizabeth Williams.

George was married to Rose B. King for 29 years and through their union, three children were born, Melissa, George and Malcolm. The couple also adopted two children, Deborah and Barbara.

He leaves to cherish his memories, his daughter, Melissa Fleming, (Calvin) of Mountpelier, Virginia, Malcolm (Judy) Poindexter of Louisa, Virginia and George and Venus Poindexter of Detroit, Michigan, Barbara (Charles) Robinson of Richmond, Virginia, and Deborah Poindexter (Juan) of Baltimore, Maryland; seven grandchildren, Joshua and Shemika Poindexter of Mountpelier, Virginia, Antione (Tianna) Fleming and Ebony Poindexter (Rynn) of Ruther Glen; one great-grandchild, MaKayla Ruffin of Ruther Glen; one son-in-law, Stephen Fleming of Richmond; two nieces, Rebba Jones (Vance) of St. Louis, Missouri, and Karen Christopher of Seattle, Washington; four nephews, Leroy Jasper of Florida, Selwany (Sharon) of St. Louis, Missouri, Maichalle (Nikkie) of Seattle, Washington, and Roger Price of Lynchburg, Virginia; a devoted friend of 20 years, Silvertine Jackson of Gordonsville; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Thessalonia Baptist Church, 278 Old Country, Mineral.

Arrangements are being made by Thomasson Watson Funeral Service, Inc., Louisa. Online condolences may be offered to the family at


Catherine W. Stoneburner

Catherine Wright Stoneburner, 87, of Louisa died Friday May 22, 2015 at the Martha Jefferson Hospital.

Born May 13, 1928 in West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Courtney Penwell and Mattie Poston Penwell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Seward Stoneburner; her first husband, Charles Wright; and a sister, Helen Green.

She was a member of Blue Ridge Shores Baptist Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda W. Collins and her husband, Jerry; one stepdaughter, Margaret W. Keller; one stepson, Edward Wright and his wife, Pam; two brothers, Gilbert Penwell and his wife, Ann, William Penwell and his wife, Barbara; a sister, Betty Ann Payne; three grandchildren, Charles Gillison and his wife, Karen, Christopher Gillison and his wife, Connie, Jeffrey Gillison and his wife, Erin; five step-grandchildren, Edward Wright Jr., Douglas Wright, Michael Keller, Sherri Keller-Niland, Stephen Keller; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Steve Whetzel, were held at 11 a.m. on Friday May 29, 2015 at Blue Ridge Shores Baptist Church. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Shores Baptist Church, 1230 Firehouse Drive, Louisa, VA 23093.

Arrangements were made by Preddy Funeral Home, Gordonsville.